Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Wednesday, 05.23.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
 8  9  10  11  12  13  14
 15  16  17  18  19  20  21
 22  23  24  25  26  27  28
 29  30
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Apr 11,2007
Russia eyeing end to U.S. adoptions
by UPI

WASHINGTON - With the last licenses given to U.S. adoption agencies expiring on Wednesday, Russia reportedly is set to stop Americans from adopting Russian children.

In an apparent move to sever ties with prospective U.S. parents, Russia has not renewed any of the agencies' licenses to date. Russia last year instituted more stringent adoption policies regarding agency accreditation, USA Today reported.

While the number of Russian children adopted by U.S. citizens fell over recent years to 3,706 in 2006, the nation remains a significant international adoption site for Americans.

Over the last five years, 70 percent of all foreign children adopted by U.S. citizens came from Russia, China or Guatemala, the newspaper said.

National Council for Adoption President Tom Atwood said Russia's recent moves are consistent with the nation's stance on international adoption, but appear to indicate a specific effort against Americans.

"This resistance is not new, but this is the worst yet," Atwood told USA Today. "Clearly there is an anti-American streak."

Copyright ©  2007, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

1418 times read

Related news
U.S.-born kids source of more adoptions by UPI posted on Feb 11,2008

Why aren't celebrities adopting US kids? by Roland_S_Martin posted on Apr 03,2009

Guatemala: Kids saved from adoption center by UPI posted on Aug 14,2007

Russian general calls Americans 'evil' by UPI posted on Nov 13,2007

Russia orders British Council out by UPI posted on Dec 12,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 7 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?